Mentors: New York

Leaders and experts in the fintech industry, our world-class mentors play a pivotal role in helping our companies navigate every stage of the program, hit critical milestones, and succeed.


Ethan Berman

Co-founder, Chairman & former CEO, RiskMetrics Group

Noah Breslow

Operating Partner, Bain Capital Venture Partners, LLC

Adam M. Broun

Former CEO, Kensho

Justin Brownhill

Managing Partner, SenaHill Partners, LP

Raj Chakraborty

Former Chief Digital Officer, Lincoln Financial Group

Abel Clark

CEO, Cision

Matthew Commons

President, Commons Partners LLC

Sophia Corona

Chief Financial Officer, tZERO Group, Inc.

Howard Edelstein

Chairman & CEO, BioCatch

Tom Fortin

Chief Operating Officer, iCapital Network

Stanton Green

Executive in Residence at Warburg Pincus and at Blumberg Capital; Former CEO, Vista Research and Managing Director, Epoch Partners

Neha Gupta

Chief Executive Officer True Office Learning

Sue Harnett

Former Board of Directors, First Niagara Financial Group

Jan Mayle

Founder & CEO, The Mayle Group

Jim Miller

CTO, InterNex Capital

Larry Ng

New York Angels

Charles Poliacof

CEO, Knoema

Kamran Rafieyan


Jonathan Robson

Jim Toffey

CEO, Liquidx

Myles Trachtenberg

Lead, JMMB Consulting

Michele Trogni

Former EVP of Consolidated Markets and Solutions, IHS Markit


Charles Blauner

CISO in Residence; President, Cyber Aegis

Andy Brown

CTO in Residence; Chief Executive Officer, Sand Hill East

Cristobal Conde

Executive in Residence; Former CEO & Chair, SunGard

Jonah Crane

Regulator in Residence; Partner, Klaros Group

Felix Kuhlmann

Insurance Executive in Residence; CEO, Everly

David K.A. Mordecai, Ph.D.

Scientist in Residence; RiskEcon Lab for Decision Metrics Courant Inst. NYU; Co-Managing Member, Numerati Partners

Maria Vullo

Regulator in Residence; Former Superintendent, New York State Department of Financial Services

FinTech Innovation Lab Co-Founders

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